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LOCALE A Lifestyle Update from Kane Realty Corporation

North Hills in Bloom has become a popular tradition over the years. People enjoy the spectacular tulips and greenery at North Hills that announce spring’s arrival and the beginning of soft warm days, made for leisurely al fresco lunches, Beach Music, Farmers’ Market, and playing outside for kids of all ages. This spring at North Hills, there is much more bursting with color than tulips. A fresh bed of primary colors is breaking out on the Commons as NH Kids kicks off with activities for busy moms and their fun-loving kids. Just look for the Giant Play Pen where the doors to creative play are open from 9am-1pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

NORTH HILLS IN BLOOM While you are watching the kids, artists may be drawing inspiration from your colorful life. The 2nd annual Plein Air Art Competition is underway, and artists will be painting scenes “in the open air” on virtually every corner of North Hills through May 31. Submissions will be judged and entered into a silent auction at the Plein Air Art Festival held June 19 & 20. When your canvas is 100 acres of mixed-use neighborhood, the palette changes endlessly. Have you noticed the colorful signs and awnings all around the new Harris Teeter grocery store? You might miss them driving down St. Albans, so be sure to stroll or drive on down to the corner of Park and Market Streets, where you’ll see a full spectrum of inviting shops and restaurants. Check out these hot new spots inside!

At North Hills, you’ll find a walkable world of retail shopping bliss, fashion direct from New York and Paris, the best restaurants in the Triangle, a multitude of corporate offices, Raleigh’s premier hotel, and a wealth of entertainment options including an outdoor concert series, a 16-screen cinema and a whole host of places to connect with friends.

4321 Lassiter at North Hills Ave. Suite 250, Raleigh, NC 27609 | 919-833-7755 MAY & JUNE 2010

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s g enin p O Spring at North Hills Looking for something fresh and modern for the comfortable spaces in your home? Be sure to visit Beyond Blue Interiors, now open between Sleep to Live & Learning Express. Designer brands and over 350 fabrics and leathers to match your unique style.

At the corner of Park & Market Streets, Piola, or “meeting place” in ancient Italian, is a family pizzeria from Treviso, Italy with original recipes, fresh local ingredients, and plans to create community gathering space with art exhibitions, local literary groups, and more.

Mon-Sat: 10am-7pm 919.896.6630 |

Mon-Sun: 11am-11 pm 919.291.7748 |

Come visit Bruegger’s Bagel Bakery, in their signature location next to Captrust Tower, with convenient parking and an expanded North Hills menu, including coffee and desserts that you can enjoy in the evening on the large outdoor patio.

A trend-setting hair boutique voted Best in the Triangle, Salon Blu is open next to Harris Teeter. Their clients demand high standards, the latest styles and newest colors. Come discover the new you waiting to make an appearance.

Mon-Thurs: 6:30am-8pm; Fri-Sat: 6:30am-9pm; Sun: 7am-8pm 919.781.5733 |

Mon-Fri: 8am-8pm 919.900.8212 |

Sure to be a summer favorite, Henry’s Fine Italian Gelato opens next to Harris Teeter with an ever-changing menu of handcrafted original flavors, including Berry Cobbler, Oreo, Cinnamon, Grand Marnier, Fudge Brownie, Pina Colada, Watermelon, and Key Lime.

The newest Asian Fusion restaurant at North Hills began serving Spring Rolls from their donut shops over thirteen years ago in Canada. Across from Moe’s Southwest Grill, you’ll find their grown up blend of authentic Mandarine recipes with spicy Szechuan a delight.

Sun-Thurs: 8am-9pm; Fri-Sat: 8am-11pm (Summer)

Mon-Sat: 10am-10pm; Sun: 11am-8pm

Voted Best in the Triangle, Lee Spa Nails is opening a second full service nail salon at North Hills. Midtown Nail Spa, between Harris Teeter and Piola, offers exciting amenities for groups with a lounge, bar tables, free beverages, and discounts for six or more services.

Zöes Kitchen is a sparkling fresh, fast-casual restaurant serving sandwiches, entrees, tasty salads and favorites, all with a Mediterranean flair. Dinners for Four are a great choice for families on the go, or linger on the patio, with beer and wine service available.

Mon-Sat: 10am-8pm; Sun:12pm-6pm

Sun-Thurs: 11am-9pm; Fri-Sat: 11am-9:30pm 919.787.2820 |

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Thursdays, 6pm-9pm

Saturdays, 8am-Noon | Tuesdays, 4pm-7pm

Beach Music is back at North Hills! Enjoy 20 weeks of live beach music concerts featuring the best bands around!

Enjoy fresh, locally grown produce at North Hills, now available two days a week at the Midtown Farmers’ Market. Visit us online at

Sponsored by: Rex Healthcare,, Bud Light Lime, UGL Equis, Widmer Hefeweizen

Presented by: Duke Raleigh Hospital, The Cleaning Authority

Competition Thru May 31 | Festival: Saturday-Sunday, June 19-20

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 9am-1pm

Artists are invited to paint throughout North Hills in plein air through May 31. Paintings submitted will be part of a silent auction with live music, artisan tents, crafts, food & beverages during the festival in June.

Calling all kids! Geared for ages 2-5, the North Hills Commons will be filled with exciting complimentary children’s activities through August. Look for the colorful giant playpen and open the doors to creative play.

Sponsored by: Crescent State Bank

Sponsored by: Callaway Gardens

Thursdays, Noon-5pm

Saturday, June 5, 2pm-6pm

Just in time for your weekends, North Hills offers freshly cut summer flowers from the bright pink tents in front of Vivace. Choose from roses, blooming hydrangeas, snapdragons, zinnias, gladiolas and many more of your favorite varieties, ready to go in attractive arrangements.

North Hills and Loafers Beach Club proudly bring you the second annual Midtown Shag Dancing Competition. Shag Dancing professionals meet on the Commons to compete for plaques and prizes. Sponsored by: SPA, U.S. Foodservice

top picks for MAY and JUNE

Bijuju Accessory Boutique (Vanity)

Glo de Vie Med Spa

Flink’s Framing & Fine Art

Nativa Boutique

Rubber Strap Watch by Narmi. With rhinestones, a water-resistant band, and a multitude of colors, this timepiece makes its own chic statement. Perfect for day or night, it adds just the right amount of sparkle and shine to any summer look. $28.

Clarisonic by Pacific Bioscience Laboratories. Gentle enough for all skin types, Clarisonic fits into your daily skin care ritual by effectively cleansing your skin without abrasions or harsh chemicals. Unleash your true beauty with Clarisonic. $225.

Custom Framing. Framing pictures and art has never been easier. With over 2,000 framing choices from all over the world, Flink’s has it all – reasonable prices, too! Customed framing crafted by owner Robert Hensberry. $5-$250 per foot.

Clubbin by Ann Michelle. This sassy, open toe platform heel invites flirtatious summer fun. With a floral pattern resting on a 4.5 inch heel, you’re sure to be a step above the competition. $68. (Nativa Boutique is now located on the Commons at North Hills)

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Our highly trained professional staff would love to do a skin consultation with you. Planet Beach carries a full line of beauty products that will make your skin look and feel better. Come in and relax!

Mon–Sat: 10am–6pm Sun: 1pm–5pm 919–881–2440 Haven is a place where life is celebrated with unique home accessories and gifts. At Haven, you will find ideas to celebrate both the everyday and the extraordinary moments and each visit will be an experience where you will discover something new to inspire and delight you.

Mon – Fri: 10am – 9pm Sat: 10am – 6pm Sun: 12pm – 4pm 919 – 571 – 8826

Mon–Thurs: 10a–8p, Fri–Sat: 10a–9p, Sun: 12p–6p | 919–571–4991

Mon-Wed: 9am-7pm Thur-Fri: 9am-8pm Sat: 8am-8pm 919-510-5919

Fresh, healthy, and festive food served in a friendly atmosphere | 919-788-8240 Mon-Thu: 11am-9pm, Fri: 11am-10pm, Sat: 8am-10pm, Sun: 8am-3pm

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm | 919-782-2570

Mon-Wed: 10a-6p, Thu-Sat: 10a-7p Sun: Noon-5p | 919-781-5888 Now in our new location – on the Commons at North Hills

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